Manhattan Fire Protection District
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Illinois Residential Fire Deaths Increased in 2014; Fire Safety Advocates Say Fire Sprinklers Needed in New Homes

Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, February 10

Last year, Illinois experienced 104 civilian residential fire deaths. According to the United States Fire Administration, this was an increase of over 9 percent from both 2012 and 2013. Also, 2015 is off to a poor start with eight deaths to date.

Fire safety advocates say there’s already a solution to preventing residential fire deaths.

“Our state continues to average 100 civilian fire deaths each ... (Full Story & Photos)

Stay Safe and Warm This Winter!

January 14

As the temperature outside drops, Manhattan families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. On average, NFPA research shows that heating equipment is involved in more than ... (Full Story & Photos)

2015 Todd Burke Scholarship Application Available

January 09

The Manhattan Firefighters’ Association is proud to announce the opening of the application period for the Todd Burke Memorial Scholarship. Todd Burke exemplified the qualities and commitment necessary to impact the future of emergency care. The association wants to help other promising young adults, ages 17-24, gain an education and impact the future as Todd did. One $500 scholarship will be awarded ... (Full Story & Photos)

2015 Course Offerings

January 02

Are you looking for a CPR, 1st Aid or Babysitting Class? Here are our course offerings for 2015.... (Full Story & Photos)

Manhattan Fire Protection District Tells Homebuyers to “Ask for Home Fire Sprinklers” When Building a New Home

December 05

The Manhattan Fire Protection District wants the community to know about a new online interactive guide from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) that provides information about home fire sprinklers. The “Ask For Them!” consumer guide is ideal for safety-conscious consumers who are building new homes or are just simply interested in learning about home fire sprinklers.

“When ... (Full Story & Photos)


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